A speeding semi trailer was involved in a multi vehicle accident on the I-39 near Ogle, Illinois last Monday, resulting in one fatality and several people injured, two seriously.
Last Monday’s fatal accident was caused by a semi truck driver. The driver has already been given a citation for failing to reduce speed as he passed into a construction zone just after 3 p.m.
The tractor trailer rear ended a SUV on the southbound section of the highway. The SUV ended up in the ditch at the side of the highway. The truck continued to smash into one vehicle after another before rolling to a halt with the driver himself needing hospital treatment.
The injury tally included the driver of the first SUV, who had to be cut out of the vehicle and flown to hospital in a helicopter. The female driver is still in a serious condition but tragically her husband, who was sitting in the SUV’s passenger seat, was killed. The only other person apart from the truck driver needing medical attention was the passenger of the last auto to be struck. All other vehicle occupants were no doubt severely shaken, but not seriously harmed.
The accident was the second to involve injuries in that part of the I-39 on that day. Just down the road, another car was rear-ended when a woman slowed down in traffic and was hit by a vehicle coming up behind her.
Monday’s accident involving the semi trailer occurs all too often on U.S. roads and the consequences are tragic. These accidents get into the news headlines briefly but the real story begins immediately afterwards, as injured victims battle to get on with their lives and family members grapple with grief and often financial hardship.
Anyone who has been injured in a truck accident or has had a family member killed in such an accident may be able to arrange a pre-settlement loan if they have already engaged a personal injury attorney to help them file a lawsuit in negligence. Accidents involving trucks are some of the worst in the U.S., but it often takes a long time for an investigation to establish who or what was to blame. Driver error is usually the most common cause of truck accidents, but for those personal injury victims hoping to be compensated for their unintended injuries it can be a long, agonizing wait.
Truck accidents often involve long, complex negotiations because injuries are usually very severe. Insurance companies acting on behalf of truck companies are notorious for trying to evade or delay payment if at all possible.
This is just the sort of situation that can be relieved, to some extent, by arranging lawsuit funding.
These financial transactions, also known as lawsuit loans, or pre-settlement funding, are agreements between a reputable lawsuit settlement funding company and a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit.
Pre-settlement funding can be arranged to allow victims and their family members cope with financial hardship until they receive their settlement. These lawsuit loans do not need to be paid back until the cash until the case is settled and there are no restrictions on the use of the money whatsoever.
Lawsuit funding is one possible option to help plaintiffs remain financially stable following an automobile accident.